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Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience

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Welcome to Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN)

IPN is dedicated to educating students in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and neuroscience, as well as creating a home for a community of scholars interested in advancing biomedical and behavioral sciences. Our curricular responsibilities are in the core veterinary curriculum and we are the home department for the graduate and undergraduate programs in neuroscience.

Please explore our site and contact us if you have further questions or interests in our mission.

Upcoming Events

IPN Departmental Holiday Party
Thursday December 18th
Noon to 2 PM
Science Forum

RSVP to Laura Kinslow

Main dish and beverages will be provided.
Please sign up at Bea's desk to bring a dish to share.


Journal Club Fridays at 3 PM
VBR 201
Hosted by: Dr. Rita Fuchs Lokensgard


IPN Faculty Meeting
1st Tuesday of Every Month 12-1:30 PM
VBR Room 201


Journal Club Every Other Thursday at 3 PM
To discuss all aspects of ingestive behavior.
VBR 401
Hosted by: Dr. Suzy Appleyard


News, Awards & Publications
  • Dr. Raymond Quock, Adjunct Professor in Neuroscience, along with his collegue Dr. Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson, were awarded the First Honors college Distinguished Professor Award at WSU.  
    Congratulations!!!
  • Dr. Lampa is one of the newest WSU CVM Fellows in the Regional Teaching Academy
    Congratulations!!!!!
  • Dr. Gizerian is one of the newest WSU CVM Fellows in the Regional Teaching Academy
    Congratulations!!!!!
  • Dr. Faux is one of the newest WSU CVM Fellows in the Regional Teaching Academy
    Congratulations!!!!!
  • Successful Ph.D. Defense - Yangmiao Zhang Ph.D.

    "The Mechanistic Study of Hyperbaric Oxygen-Induced Antinociception in a Rat Model of Neuropathic Pain"
    Congratulations!!!


  • Successful Ph.D. Defense - Damien Guimond Ph.D.

    "Extracellular Cues Shape GABAergic Transmission in the Developing Hippocampus: The Case of Leptin"
    Congratulations!!!


  • Successful Ph.D. Defense - Derrick Phillips Ph.D.
    "The Effect of Circadian Disruption on Sleep"
    Congratulations!!!



  • Grant Award
    Joe Harding Ph.D.
    Title: Evaluation of a small molecule HGF mimetic as an ALS therapeutic
    Agency: Life Sciences Development Fund
    Award Date: 6/26/2014
    $250,000.00

  • Grant Award
    Ilia Karatsoreos Ph.D.
    Title: Stress, adrenal steroids and the brain
    Agency: HHS-NIH/Rockefeller University
    Award Date: 3/5/2014
    $34,000.00

  • Grant Award
    Bert Tanner
    Title: Phosphorylation of myosin enhances power output in cardiac muscle
    Agency: AHA
    Award Date: 6/2/2014
    $140,000.00

Upcoming Seminars

Neuro 590 - Seminar Series
Joseph Cheer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Anatomy and Neurobiology
University of Maryland, School of Medicine
Title: Endogenous cannabinoids and the pursuit of reward
Host: Ryan McLaughlin; IPN
1/30/2015
12:10-1:30 PM


Dr. Leah Krubitzer - University of California, Davis
Date:  February 13, 2015
Time: 12:10 - 1:30
Professor - Psychology
Title: TBD


Neuro 590 - Seminar Series
Nicole Avena, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics
Mt. Sinai Hospital
Title: Empirical evidence of addiction to highly-palatable foods
Host: Jon Davis; IPN
2/27/15
12:10-1:30 PM


Neuro 590 - Seminar Series
Stephanie Borgland, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacolgy
University of Calgary
Title: Palatable food eating rewires the mesocorticolimbic circuit
Host: Jon Davis; IPN
3/06/2015
12:10-1:30 PM


Neuro 590 - Seminar Series
Todd Kippin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Psychological and Brain Sciences
Neuroscience Research Institute
Title: Modulation of cocaine choice by gonadal hormones
Host: Rita Fuchs Lokensgard; IPN
3/13/2015
12:10-1:30 PM


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